Issues: Health

DIGESTIVE HEALTH SYMPOSIUM PRESENTED BY MAIMONIDES MEDICAL CENTER

Learn about your gastro-intestinal system, preventive care, signs and symptoms of disease - including cancer, and available treatments.

May 12, 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Serino Supports Family Caregivers

“Information is power, and this bill gives caregivers the tools they need to help individuals heal right the first time,” continued Serino.  “Passing the Care Act will cut costs by helping avoid expensive returns to the hospital, empower caregivers to get their loved ones back on their feet, and help our seniors maintain their independence.”

April 23, 2015
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AARP Thanks Senator Valesky for Voting to Pass CARE Act; Assembly Likely to Take Up

ALBANY, New York – Critical help for millions of family caregivers across New York took a giant step toward reality this week when the State Senate – with the support of Senator David Valesky - unanimously (59-0) passed the CARE Act, legislation to support family caregivers as they safely help New Yorkers age at home.

The Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable Act ensures hospital patients can designate a family caregiver and requires hospitals to offer that caregiver instruction and demonstrations of medical tasks they are being expected to provide for their loved ones at home, such as administering multiple medications, dressing wounds, and operating medical equipment.

April 23, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle Announces Caregiver Act Passes Senate

LaValle-sponsored bill is AARP’s top legislative priority for 2015 

April 23, 2015 – Senator Ken LaValle announced the Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable (CARE) Act”, which he sponsored, has passed the state senate.  The measure aims to help caregivers receive the necessary resources to provide care to older adults and others with long-term health needs at home after hospitalization.

April 23, 2015
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Legislation Passed To Help Keep Older Adults, Others With Long Term Care Needs In Their Homes

The CARE Act ensures caregivers are involved in and educated about their loved one’s medical needs

 

ALBANY – With more and more Americans requiring long term care each year, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) and her Senate colleagues this week moved to ensure family caregivers receive consultation in the treatment of a loved one, as well as training to assist with post-release care tasks.

 

The CARE Act is an important step toward improving the quality of care for patients when they are released from the hospital, and will help cut down on the estimated $17 billion in Medicare funds spent each year nationally on hospital readmissions.

 

April 22, 2015
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SQUADRON, SIMON BILL TO INCREASE TRANSPARENCY AND COMMUNITY INPUT WHEN HOSPITALS ARE THREATENED PASSES CMTE

"LICH Act" Passes in Bipartisan Vote, Moves to Finance Committee

Squadron: No Community Should Experience The Chaos We Did At LICH

ALBANY – Today, the Local Input in Community Healthcare (LICH) Act -- which would establish a clear, transparent, and community-oriented process when hospital closures are threatened -- passed the Senate Health Committee in a bipartisan vote. The bill now goes to the Senate Finance Committee.

April 22, 2015
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Earth Day 2015: Senator Hoylman Proposes Moratorium on “Roundup” Herbicide

Roundup Deemed ‘Probably Carcinogenic to Humans’ By World Health Organization

Senator Hoylman: “Halt sales of this dangerous product now”

NEW YORK – Today, to mark Earth Day 2015, State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) announced his legislation placing a statewide moratorium on the sale, distribution or use of products that contain glyphosate, a widely-used herbicide deemed “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the World Health Organization (WHO). Glyphosate is the main ingredient in the popular Monsanto week-killer “Roundup,” which is currently sold in stores throughout New York State.

April 22, 2015
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CARE Act Passes Senate

ALBANY, 04/21/15 – The New York State Senate today passed the “Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act” to educate and support the individuals who provide vital healthcare to loved ones.

The legislation (S.676), co-sponsored by Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) would update New York’s Public Health Law and require hospitals to provide, at a patient’s request, discharge instructions and post-release care plans to a designated caregiver.

April 21, 2015
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Senate Passes Legislation to Help Family Caregivers

The New York State Senate today passed a measure that would help caregivers receive the necessary resources to deliver care to older adults and others with long term health needs in a home setting.

April 21, 2015
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SERINO SUPPORTS FAMILY CAREGIVERS

SERINO SUPPORTS FAMILY CAREGIVERS

Co-Sponsors Bill to Provide Better Care to Patients at Home

ALBANY, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park), Chair of the Senate Aging Committee, announced today that the Senate has passed the CARE Act—a bill she co-sponsors that will drastically improve quality of care at home for New York patients and seniors.

“As the Chair of the Aging Committee I am incredibly proud to have co-sponsored a bill that I  know will go a long way in helping our seniors cut medical costs, maintain their independence and improve the quality of care they receive at home,” said Senator Serino.

April 21, 2015
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Senator Bonacic Welsomes Nurses and Students to Albany

Senator  Bonacic met with nurses and students in his Albany office today as part of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) Lobby Day.  The most important issue discussed was safe staffing in hospitals. The conversation also focused on the practice of nursing, and the vital role that nurses and students play in our everyday lives.

 

 

April 21, 2015
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SENATOR BRAD HOYLMAN STATEMENT ON CHELSEA STD CLINIC CLOSURE

Hoylman to Department of Health: “The closure of an STD clinic in a community with the number of syphilis cases far above the city average is unacceptable and defies common sense”

NEW YORK – State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) said: “I’m deeply concerned by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DOHMH) decision to close the longstanding STD clinic on West 28th Street for two to three years and instead direct patients to an alternative facility on West 100th Street at a time when Chelsea is suffering from an outbreak of syphilis.

April 21, 2015
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Senate to Celebrate Earth Week With a Package of Bills to Protect the Environment, Increase Green Jobs, and Boost Recreation

The New York State Senate will be celebrating Earth Week by acting upon an extensive package of 27 bills that would create new protections for natural resources, promote energy conservation, help create green jobs, and increase tourism through enhanced recreational opportunities. Senate Majority Leader Dean G.

April 20, 2015
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RITCHIE TO HOST FREE WASTE TIRE DISPOSAL EVENTS

$15 Drop-Off Fee to be Waived at Events in St. Lawrence County on April 25th and May 9th

 

State Senator Patty Ritchie is encouraging North Country residents to take the weekend to collect waste tires to be disposed of at her “Free Tire Drop-Off “ events taking place in St. Lawrence County on April 25th and May 9th. 

The free events are being made possible with special funding Senator Ritchie secured in the State Budget, and are being hosted in conjunction with the St. Lawrence County Highway Department in an effort to clean up the county, protect the environment and reduce the spreading of illnesses by eliminating tires that can act as breeding ground for disease-carrying insects. 

“Many people don’t realize that waste tires aren’t just unsightly—they’re a danger to public health,” said Senator Ritchie.

April 17, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Kemp Hannon, Chair 12 Noon, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Room 124 CAP

April 22, 12:00 PM - 12:08 PM
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Paying it Forward: Kennedy Pushes Legislation Offering Tax Credit and Job Security for Organ Donors

As local Transplant Miracles Foundation seeks 10,000 new donors, Kennedy Pushes Bill to Assist Those Giving the Gift of Life

Kennedy: Organ donation is a stressful and trying time – New York can do more to ensure donors have the resources and protection they need.

April 14, 2015
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Kennedy & Peoples-Stokes Push for Powdered Alcohol Ban, Call New Product Dangerous and Targeted Towards Teens

“Palcohol” is Easy: Easy to Hide, Easy to Sneak into School, Easy to Slip into Drinks. Should be Easy to Ban.

Bill Introduced In State Legislature Would Ban Sales of Powdered Alcohol

April 9, 2015
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Senator Parker Addresses the Needs of People with Autism Through Landmark Bills

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER (D-Brooklyn)

April 2, 2015
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